Canadian pair May/Dunn captures first NORCECA Gold at La Paz

LA PAZ, Mexico, June 9, 2019.- Canadian pair Devon May and Darby Dunn beat Mexican Diana Valdez and María José Quintero 2-1 (21-13, 9-21, 15-10) to capture their first ever NORCECA Gold Medal winning the fifth stage of the event at La Paz, Baja California Sur in Mexico.

Sunday 09 de June del 2019 20:35 PM

It was a roller-coaster win for Devon May and Darby Dunn that started the actions with a solid performance and a comfortable 10-5 lead in set one, with consistency and scoring all over the court.

Mexico's reaction in the second was tough, limiting their errors and playing a totally different match, while May and Dunn seemed distracted as Diana and Maria Jose crushed them by a huge 21-9 margin.

The Canadians had more precision in the third, they were back on track reaching a comfortable 10-7 lead and remaining on top to the finishing 15-10.

Darby Dunn said that they were very focused in the beginning "we were focused in the contact in hand and played a very clean first set, communicating very well. In the second set we tried to speed things up too much and got a little ahead of ourselves".

About finally winning Darby added "we just needed to take our time and breathing, because volleyball is a very emotional game".

Devon May spoke about the difference from the first set to the rest of the match "in the first we had a lot of energy but we started to feel the fatigue little bit and was really hot; there was a lot to think about and they were playing really good so we had to up our game and we did our best today, it was such a fun match; we expect to go to as much events as possible".

In the bronze medal match, Mexicans Stephanie Burnside and Paulette Cruz beat Devon Newberry and Peri Brennan of United States 2-0 (21-18, 23-21).  As a team, this is their frist NORCECA medal; for Stephanie Burnside it's also her first medal, while for Paulette it's her third, she already has one silver medal and another bronze with former partner Vanessa Virgen.

LA PAZ NORCECA BEACH TOURNAMENT   

Final Positions: 1. Devon May/Darby Dunn (Canada-A); 2. Diana Valdez Lizarraga/María José Quintero (Mexico-A); 3. Stephanie Burnside/Paulette Cruz (Mexico-B); 4. Devon Newberry/Peri Brennan (United States); 5. Claudia Rios/Gloria Santoyo (Mexico-C); 6. Iris Fletcher/Abbey Thorup (Canada-B); 7. Socorro Lopez/Lolette Rodriguez (Nicaragua); 8. Melanie Valenciana/Cristina Almeida-Anz (U.S. Virgin Islands); 9. Kathya Vasquez/Ma. Fernanda Vargas (El Salvador); 10. Cristin Alexander /Chante Smith-Johnson (Cayman Islands).

Women's Results Sunday:

Gold Medal: CAN-A d MEX-A 2-1 (21-13, 9-21, 15-10); Bronze Medal: MEX-B d USA 2-0 (21-18, 23-21); Semifinals: MEX-A d MEX-B 2-0 (21-13, 21-15); CAN-A d USA 2-0 (21-11, 21-15); 5-6: MEX-C d CAN-B 2-0 (21-18, 21-15); 7-8: NCA d ISV 2-0 (21-16, 21-15); 9-10: ESA d CAY 2-0 (21-9, 21-9); Placing matches: CAN-B d NCA 2-0 (21-16, 21-14); MEX-C d ISV 2-0 (21-14, 21-12).

 

 

 
Publicado por: Norceca.info
Fuente: Norceca.net



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